Amazon, South America. The Amazon River Basin is home to the largest rainforest on earth. The basin, roughly the size of the forty-eight contiguous United States, covers some 40% of the South American continent and includes part of eight South American countries including Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname, as well as French Guiana, a department of France.

Men from Mato Grosso, Brazil. The Bororo Indians live in the Mato Grosso area. Mato Grosso is one of the states of Brazil, the third largest by area, located in the western part of the country.

Holi: Holi (Hindi: होली) is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. It is primarily observed in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and countries with large Indic diaspora populations following Hinduism, such as Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States, Mauritius, and Fiji.

Hampi, Goa At Holi, the Hindi spring festival everyone throws color at each other and dances on the streets - a wonderful day Color Festival 2

statue of freed slaves on Goree Island in West Africa

statue of freed slaves on Goree Island (Ile Gorée) in West Africa (An island west of Senegal and belonging to Senegal) Racers were to visit the Slave House and drop a rose thru the doorway in memory of all the slaves taken to other lands

paramaribo, suriname ~ Where my Grandma was born & raised and where I hope to visit one day

paramaribo, suriname ~ Where my Grandma was born & raised and where I hope to visit one day Caa 2016 conf

Suriname jungle

From stunning landscapes, to mouth-watering cuisine, Peru is featured regularly on the travel wish list of travelers looking to explore South America.


Off the beaten path in Suriname. It is good to know about the 'noise tree': If you've lost your way, you can beat on it with a stick and the sound it makes is loud enough for others to find you.

Handmade canoe, Surinam

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